Passing A Home Inspection Successfully

2 Nov

Passing A Home Inspection Successfully.  Every home buyer has a different preference as far as their likes and dislikes are concerned. However, all buyers want to buy a house that is sturdy and is as sound structurally as it appears to be on the outside.

There are several problems that are scrutinized carefully by a home inspector since they are quite common and can turn out to be very costly when you set out to repair them. The best thing to do is to look for these 11 problems your self so that they can be reviewed and repaired as early as possible. Here are a few checks to get you started;

Is the plumbing defective?

Leaking and clogging are the two main signs that the plumbing in the house is defective. Water pressure can be gauged by turning on all faucets and flushing the toilet. The sound of running water shows that the pipes are undersized and if the water is dirty when the faucet is turned on, it indicates that the pipes are rusting.

Is the basement damp or wet?

A powdery white mineral deposit against the wall and a few inches off the floor, or mildew odor, are elements an inspector is likely to look for. These are all signs that the basement is damp or wet. Waterproofing can prove to be very costly. You will need to get an estimate of the costs to get a better idea about what you want to net on your home.

Is the heating and cooling system poor?

Poor heating is often indicated by insufficient insulation and a poorly functioning heating system. An inspector will check the life span. If there is a forced air gas system, an inspector will look carefully for any cracks on the heat exchanger since it can release carbon monoxide into the home.

Are there any roofing issues?

Curling of the asphalt shingles and damage from heavy wind are just a few things that can lead to water leakage through the roof. Leaking gutters and downspouts causing the water to run down through the exterior walls can lead to major internal problems in the roofing.

Is the wood rotting?

The inspector will probe the wood to see if there is any rotting in the door or window frames, trims, sidings, fences, or decks. He will pay special attention to any place that has been freshly painted.

Is the masonry work in good health?

Although re-bricking is quite costly, sometimes it is required to avoid problems with water and moisture penetration which could further lead to the chimney being clogged with fallen bricks or the entire chimney falling off onto the roof.

Are there structural or foundation problems?

Since structural integrity is necessary for every home, an inspector will investigate the underlying footing and foundation carefully.

Tough times can make it challenging for sellers and if you’ve neglected your home this can cause you to lose a potential home buyer. Perform a thorough inspection of the house before thinking about putting it up for sale. This will not only help you get a more accurate estimate of the sale price but will also not spring any surprises on you when a professional inspector does a check for these things.

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to

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